‘There There’ Wins John Leonard Prize
Tommy Orange wins John Leonard Prize for ‘There There’
By John McMurtrie
Tommy Orange, who has earned high praise for his novel “There There,” has won the John Leonard Prize, awarded to authors for outstanding first books.
Now in its fifth year, the prize, named in honor of the late critic, is given by the National Book Critics Circle. Two other finalists for the prize — seven were nominated — are Bay Area authors: Jamel Brinkley (“A Lucky Man”) and R.O. Kwon (“The Incendiaries”).
We’re so excited to see Literary Affairs book club favorites The Mars Room, Educated, and The House of Broken Angels on the list of nominees. To see all of our book club selections, click here.
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